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Business Forms, Letters, & More Business Forms
DBAs - Business certificates - Orange County
Information concerning filing, amending, or discontinuing of a Business Certificate in Orange County, NY.
Free Downloadable Business Forms
"These documents are free to download and customize for your own professional use." Topics include: Asset Protection, Business Finance, Compensation and Benefits, Employee Management, Firing and Termination, Government Contracting Forms, IRS Tax Forms, , Marketing, Recruiting and Hiring, Starting Your Business, State Tax Forms, Vehicles and Equipment, and Worker Safety. From OfficeMax.
New York State Division of Corporations (DOS) Forms
Includes: Business Corporations - Domestic / Foreign, Credit Card Authorization Forms, Limited Liability Companies (LLC), Limited Liability Partnerships, Not-for-Profit Corporations, Uniform Commercial Code, and other forms.
SEC Forms
From the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Small Business Forms
From IRS.gov, the official website of the United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
Small Business Administration (SBA) Forms
Official "small business forms searchable and sortable by form number, title or form type" from the United States Small Business Administration (SBA). See also their Managing a Business: Forms page.

Business Letters
How to Write a Business Letter
From the Writing Center at the University of Wisconsin System. See also their Writing Cover Letters page.
Reference Letter Samples: Sample References, Reference Lists, and Letters Asking For a Reference
From About.com. See also:
Writing the Basic Business Letter
Overview and tips from the Writing Lab at Purdue and Purdue University. See also their Sample Letters.
See also: Writing

Business Plans
Business Plan Handbooks
Sample business plans from manufacturing, retail, and service industries. Available at Middletown Thrall Library. Members of Thrall can access this database outside the library.

Business Templates
Free Printables
"FreePrintable.net offers thousands of printable documents and templates."
Microsoft Office Templates
For various documents, presentations, spreadsheets, and more. From Microsoft.
OpenOffice Templates
For various documents, presentations, spreadsheets, and more. From OpenOffice.org. See also LibreOffice Templates.

Contracts
Contracts 101: Make a Legally Valid Contract
Basic advice from Nolo.com
How to Write a Business Contract
Tips from FindLaw.com.
See also: Other Legal Forms

Other Business-Oriented Documents
Professional & Technical Writing
Topics include: Effective Workplace Writing, Audience Analysis, Prioritizing Your Concerns for Effective Business Writing, Tone in Business Writing, Memos, Grant Writing, Technical Reports, White Papers, and more. From The Writing Lab at Purdue and Purdue University.
Writing Press Releases
From The Writing Lab at Purdue and Purdue University.
See also: Writing


Consumer Forms
Better Business Bureau (BBB): Consumer Complaint Form
Online form.
Consumer Complaint Forms
Includes: Antitrust Bureau Complaint, Charities Bureau Complaint, Civil Rights Bureau Complaint, and other forms. Official forms from the New York State Attorney General.
Consumer Protection Complaint Form
From New York State Department of State, Division of Consumer Protection, Consumer Assistance Unit.
FTC Complaint Assistant
Online form. Report issues concerning: Credit and Debt, Identity Theft, Internet Services / Online Shopping / Computers, Jobs and Making Money, Mobile Devices or Telephones, Unwanted Telemarketing / Text / SPAM and more. From the United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
Sample Letters and Forms for Victims of Identity Theft
From the United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
Sample Letter for Disputing Errors on Your Credit Report
From the United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC).


Education Forms & Letters
Getting into College: College Application Essays
From College Board.
FAFSA Form
The official Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form and website of the United States Department of Education.
New York State Department of Education (NYSED) Forms
Forms for school districts, schools, parents and persons with disabilities, and more, including special education forms.
Getting into College: How to Get a Great Letter of Recommendation
From College Board.
See also: Colleges & Universities


For Job Seekers
Basic Resume Generator
Simple and fast way to create resumes. From Middletown Thrall Library.
Cover Letters: What They Are, What They Do, and How to Create One
Free printable two-page guide from Middletown Thrall Library.
Navigating and Completing Forms at Employment Websites and Other Places Online
A two-page printable PDF document for job seekers and others new to filling out online forms. From Middletown Thrall Library.
Orange County, New York Civil Service Application for Examination / Employment
You will find their form at the end of their left side menu. Also available: instructions and other forms and upcoming test announcements.
Resumes: What They Are, How They Work, and How to Create One
Free printable two-page guide from Middletown Thrall Library.
Sample Letter Formats
Includes "sample letter formats including cover letters, business letters, resignation letters, reference letters, thank you letters, networking letters, and letters for a variety of other employment related scenarios." From About.com.
See also:



Genealogy Forms
Charts and Forms for Genealogy
From Archives.gov.
Genealogy Charts & Forms
Ancestral Charts (family trees) and other forms. From Ancestry.com.


Health Certificates, Forms, & Vital Records
Health Care Proxy Form and Instructions
From New York State Deparment of Health.
Health Forms
Official forms from New York State Department of Health. Includes: Adoption, Assisted Living, Birth Certificates, Death Certificates, Divorce Certificates, Marriage Certificates, Health Care, and other forms.
Living Wills and Health Care Proxy Forms
"These forms are also known as advance directives." Provided by the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA).
Medicare Forms
From the official United States Government Medicare website.
New York State of Health
The official health care insurance coverage exchange for New Yorkers. Application information and more.
Orange County Environmental Health Applications, Forms and Permits
Includes food services establishments, hotels, motels, bungalow colonies, children's camps, public swimming pools, migrant labor camps, sewage systems, and public water supply systems.
See also:


Housing / For Landlords & Tenants
Demand For Rent Payment Form Sample (PDF)
From New York State Courts: 10th Juditial District - Nassau County.
DIY (Do-It-Yourself)
From the New York State Court System. Includes forms for these programs:
Homes and Evictions
"Find information about evictions and foreclosures for owners, landlords and tenants. Find forms to help you start and answer an eviction case. Find information on how to challenge the assessed value of your property." From the New York State Court System.
HUD Forms
From the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Rocket Lawyer: Lease Agreement
Information about what a lease might include and a sample lease form.
See also: Other Legal Forms


Intellectual Property Protection Forms
Copyright Forms
Official copyright registration forms from the United States Copyright Office of the Library of Congress.
Patent Forms
From the United States Patent and Trade Office (USPTO).
Trademark Application
The "Trademark Electronic Application System (TEAS)" - online form. From the United States Patent and Trade Office (USPTO).


Library Forms (Middletown Thrall Library)
Absentee Ballot Application
For voting on the annual Middletown Thrall Library budget and Board of Trustees.
Meeting Room Application
Required form for requesting use of our 2nd Floor Community Room.
See also: Thrall Documents & Publications


Other Government Forms
Citizenship & Immigration Forms
Official citizenship / green card forms and applicatoins from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requests
"The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a law that gives you the right to access information from the federal government." Please see this link for their FOIA Request page.
Post Office Forms
Includes Change of Address, Hold Mail, and other forms. Official forms from the United States Postal Service (USPS).
Social Security Forms
From the official United States Social Security Administration (SSA).
U.S. Visa Application Forms
Official forms from the United States Department of State and Bureau of Consular Affairs.
Veterans Affairs Forms
Official forms from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.


Other Legal Forms
Legal Documents and Forms
"Step-by-step instructions make it simple. Your first legal document is free." Items on this page are provided by Rocket Lawyer, a provider of legal forms and documents. Rocket Lawyer is responsible for the content of the legal forms, information, products and other services offered by Rocket Lawyer.
McKinney's New York Forms (via the Westlaw database)
Available only at Middletown Thrall Library. To access these forms after the Westlaw Terms of Acceptance screen, please follow the link on the right side menu (under "Forms, Treatises, CLE's & Other Practice Materials").
New York State Bar Association: Downloadable Forms
Download/preview *SAMPLES* of legal forms. Topics include: Arbitration, Best Practices in Legal Management, Buying and Selling a Small Business, Commercial Real Estate, Corporate and Partnership, Criminal Law, Debt Collection, Elder Law, Enforcement of Money Judgments, Estate Planning and Will Drafting, Guardianship, Limited Liability Companies, Matrimonial Law, Mechanic's Liens, Mortgage Foreclosures, Mortgages, Power of Attorney Forms 2010, Probate and Administration of Decedent's Estate, Real Estate Transactions - Residential Property, Representing the Personal Injury Plaintiff in NY, Will Drafting, and Zoning and Land Use.
New York State Court Forms: DIY
"Do-it-yourself" forms (civil, family, housing, and more) created by answering questions. From the New York State Unified Court System.
WestLawNext Patron Access
Subscription database available at the library. Includes several treatises with forms including wills, motions, quitclaim deeds, leases, contracts, professional services and sales agreements, and power of attorney forms.


Other New York State License, Registration, and Permit Forms
DMV Forms
Official forms from the New York State Department of Motor Vehicle.
Licenses - Forms - New York State Office of the Professions
"Forms required for licensure."
Licenses - Forms - New York State Department of Labor's Safety & Health
License & Certificate Application forms and more.
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC): Permit Programs
"Permits for recreation and sporting activities, land access, waste transportation, and several other programs."
Voting - Voter Registration Forms
Official voter registration forms and absentee ballots from the New York State Board of Elections. Includes Change of Name and/or Address and Change of Party Enrollment forms.


Tax Forms
Federal Tax Forms (IRS Forms)
Official forms, publications, and instruction booklets from the United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
New York State Tax Forms
Official forms, publications, and instruction booklets from the New York State Department of Taxation.
See also: Taxes



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